16 décembre 2021

A large Yangshao painted pottery jar, Neolithic period

Lot 345. A large Yangshao painted pottery jar, Neolithic period; 34.2 cm. Lot sold: 37,800 HKD (Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 HKD). (C) 2021 Sotheby's Provenance: An old Asian family collection.Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 28th November 2019, lot 327. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 30 November 2021
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16 décembre 2021

A group of three painted pottery globular jars, Neolithic period, Yangshao culture

Lot 31. A group of three painted pottery globular jars, Neolithic period, Yangshao culture; 39.5 cm; 36 cm; 25.8 cm, 15½ in.; 14⅛ in.; 10⅛ in.. Lot sold: 6,930 EUR (Estimate: 1,500 - 2,500 EUR). (C) 2021 Sotheby's Property from an old European collection. Sotheby's. Arts d'Asie, Paris, 9 December 2021
02 décembre 2021

Early Chinese Art from the Eberhardt Collection sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 30 November 2021

Lot 101. A pale celadon jade cong, Neolithic period, first half of the 2nd millennium BC; h. 15.5 cm, inner d. 6.8 cm. Lot sold: 2,016,000 HKD (Estimate: 600,000 - 800,000 HKD). © Sotheby's. Provenance: Collection of Julius Eberhardt (1936-2012), Vienna, acquired in 1994. Literature: Regina Krahl, Sammlung Julius Eberhardt/Collection Julius Eberhardt, Hong Kong, n.d. (1999), cat. no. 33. Note: Originating from the Liangzhu culture in the Yangtze River Delta, jade cong stand... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2021

A large mottled green jade cong, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture

Lot 389. A large mottled green jade cong, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture (3400–2250 BC); Height 37.8 cm, 14¾ in. Lot sold: 315,000 GBP (Estimate: 300,000 - 500,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's of cylindrical form with square projections on four corners, the sides slightly tapering towards the base, each corner carved with stylised mask comprising twin bands of narrow parallel grooves above incised circular ‘eyes’ and a short raised band with rounded ends for the ‘nose’, the dark... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2021

A stone axe, Neolithic period

Lot 45. A stone axe, Neolithic period. Length 5½ in., 14.1 cm. Estimate: 8,000 - 10,000 USD. Lot sold: 10,080 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 of circular form pierced with a central aperture, densely carved to both sides with spiral patterns enclosed within line borders, the stone a deep hunter-green streaked with russet and areas of calcification. Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New York, February 1997. Collection of Jacob and Mary Stein. Christie's New York, 20th-21st... [Lire la suite]
05 septembre 2021

Chinese Neolithic period jade at Christie's New York, 23-24 september 2021

Lot 701. An olive-green jade bracelet, Southeast China, Neolithic period, 3rd millennium BC; 2 13/16 in. (7.1 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. © Christie's 2021 Of cylindrical form with concave profile, the semi-translucent stone has areas of brown mottling and buff opaque alteration. Provenance: Private Collection, North America, by 1997. Lot 702. A large incised mottled green jade bi disc, Southeast China, Neolithic period, 3rd millennium BC; 9 in. (22.9 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 7,000... [Lire la suite]

09 juin 2021

A rare archaic spinach-green jade axe blade, ge, Neolithic Period

Lot 422. A rare archaic spinach-green jade axe blade, ge, Neolithic Period; 18cm (7 1/8in) long. Sold for £ 20,250 (€ 23,519). © Bonhams The rectangular blade tapering towards the pierced handle with a hafting hole to the upper section, flaring slightly towards the cutting edge, the stone of spinach-green tone with cloudy white and russet flecks and inclusions.Provenance: Densmore, Paris, 1947Henri Michel (1885-1981), and thence by descentChristie's London, 11 May 2016, lot 298.Note: See a related jade axe-blade, Neolithic period,... [Lire la suite]
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09 juin 2021

Two early painted pottery vessels, Neolithic Period, Gansu-Yangshao Culture

Lot 427. Two early painted pottery vessels, Neolithic Period, Gansu-Yangshao Culture. Sold for £ 10,200 (€ 11,884) © Bonhams The first a large storage jar, the sloping upper body and cylindrical neck painted in black and dark red with sweeping spirals, the sides applied with two loop handles, 26.2cm (10 2/8in) high; the second, a bowl of compressed globular body and short tapering neck, decorated with geometric patterns, 20.2cm (8in) wide.Bonhams. Roger Keverne Ltd Moving On (Part II), London, New Bond Street, 7 Jun 2021 ... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2021

A celadon jade ancestor mask, Neolithic period, Shijiahe culture (2500–2000 BC)

Lot 13. A celadon jade ancestor mask, Neolithic period, Shijiahe culture (2500–2000 BC); 6.5 cm. Estimate: 800,000- 1,000,000 HKD. Lot sold: 1,449,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. skilfully and subtly worked in relief on one side of the openwork plaque to depict an anthropomorphic face, the eyes rendered powerful and large above a mouth revealing its teeth. Property from the Kuan Yi Ju Collection. Note : This remarkable, crisply carved plaque represents one of the exceedingly rare jade... [Lire la suite]
12 janvier 2021

A painted pottery jar, Neolithic period, Yangshao culture, Banshan type, 3rd millenium BC

Lot 75. A painted pottery jar, Neolithic period, Yangshao culture, Banshan type, 3rd millenium BC; 91⁄2 in. (24.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price Realised USD 2,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The compressed globular jar with two loop handles is painted on body in black with a fishnet pattern enclosing dots. Property from the Collection of Frederick A. and Sharon L. Klingenstein. Provenance: China House of Arts (according to label).Acquired prior to 1994,... [Lire la suite]